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Statistical Analysis of Research Data

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Overview: Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. The Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) is designed to provide an overview on the general principles of statistical analysis of research data. 

This three-day course combines Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) and Statistical Tutorial (ST). The first day will feature univariate data analysis, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions (9 a.m.-12 noon).  After a lunch break class will resume at 1 p.m. with small versus large samples. and inferential statistics (1 p.m.-5 p.m.). The second day will feature bivariate data analysis including simple linear regression and multiple linear regression (9 a.m-12 noon).  After a lunch break class will resume with multivariant analysis including non-parametric tools and goodness of fit test (1-5 p.m.). The third day will feature ST where you learn how to use EXCEL on your computer to analyze statistical data (9 a.m.-12 noon).

The SARD/ST course will be held in person on March 6-7, 2024, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and on March 8, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bldg. 45, Balcony B on Bethesda campus.

  • The participation of NIH clinical and postdoctoral fellows is encouraged. 
  • Class size is limited to the first 75 registrants.


Paul Thurman, DBA, Columbia University

Course Materials


Registration is now OPEN. The deadline for registration is March 4, 2024. The first 75 registrants will be accommodated. The course will be directed by Dr. Terry Moody.

Location and General Information

The sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. in Building 45, Balcony B at the National Institutes of Health.

Related Training Opportunities

Translational Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO) hosted by Dr. T. Moody is offered primarily for NIH postdoctoral fellows. This fall course is part of a developing curriculum for training of NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. 

Demystifying Medicine has 2 hours of lecture each week from January-May and the course is hosted by Dr. Irvin M. Arias.

For additional opportunities for postdoctoral training at NIH, view

More Information

Contact Dr. Terry Moody at or 240-276-7785.

Organizing Committee

William. D. Figg, Pharm.D.               

Terry Moody, Ph.D.

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.


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